Announcements: University of Oxford Departmental Lecturership in Law; CfA Junior Faculty Form for International Law; MILC Workshop on Democratic Governance; New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfA Dialogues on International Law; BIICL Vacancy – Research Fellow on International Law of Territorial Disputes; CfP Utrecht Journal of International and European Law

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1. The Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford invites applications for a fixed-term Departmental Lecturership in Law, from 1 October 2017 for one year. The postholder will be required to pursue internationally leading research in Public International Law; to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students for the Faculty and St Peter’s College; to provide administrative and pastoral support; and to examine. Applicants must have a proven record of high quality research and publication in Public International Law commensurate with their career experience; relevant teaching experience; a doctorate in Public International Law, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination, or have attained a comparable level through their publications; demonstrate the capacity to pursue an independent scholarly and research agenda; and have the ability and willingness to undertake pastoral responsibilities associated with undergraduate and graduate teaching, and administrative duties as required. To apply for this role and to download the further details see here (Vacancy ID: 129045). Applications, written work and references must be submitted before noon on Friday 30 June 2017. Interviews will be held in Oxford in early July 2017.

2. Call for Applications: Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Form for International Law – University of Melbourne, May 2018. Earlier this week, Anne Orford (Law – Melbourne), J.H.H. Weiler (Law – NYU) and Dino Kritsiotis (Law – Nottingham) launched the annual call for applications for the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, which will be held at the University of Melbourne on May 28, 29 and 30, 2018. The deadline for applications is 15 December 2017, and further details of the application process can be found here.

3. The Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) Workshop on Democratic Governance. MILC is organizing a workshop on 3 November 2017 dedicated to the question of democratic governance with a view to revisiting the state of the practice in international law twenty-five years after this narrative attracted attention in international legal scholarship following the publication of Tom Franck’s seminal article. The workshop aims to foster debate about current problems surrounding the theory of democratic governance, and will take a critical look at international legal discourses and practice pertaining to democratic governance, including the practice of the European Union. We invite contributions which adopt new theoretical perspectives on the topic. Those employing inter-disciplinary methods and/or drawing on contemporary developments are especially welcome. Early career researchers are encouraged to apply. Abstracts of no more than 1000 words should be submitted by email to milc {at} by 15th August 2017. Confirmed keynote speakers include Steven Wheatley (University of Lancaster), Russell Buchan (University of Sheffield), and the workshop will conclude with a presentation by Brad Roth (Wayne State University). The organisers anticipate that selected papers will be published in a volume of the newly established Melland Schill Guidebooks on International Law. You can find the Call for Papers and register to attend the event on Eventbrite.

4. New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge. The latest lectures were given by  Professor Christopher Thomas on “An Appellate Mechanism for Investment Treaty Disputes?”, Dr. Hsien-Li Tan on “The Rise of Southeast Asian Regionalism: Ambitions, Laws, and Institutions in the ASEAN Community”, Professor Diane Desierto on “ASEAN Law and Regional Integration” and Mr. Santiago Villalpando on “The 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: Lights and Shadows”.

5. Call for Abstracts: Dialogues on International Law. Di Tella University’s Law School and the Latin American Journal of International Law (LADI) are pleased to announce the symposium “Dialogues on International Law”, that will take place on the afternoon of 19 October 2017 at Di Tella (Buenos Aires). The symposium seeks to encourage academic debate on the intersections between international law and other disciplines, such as economics, history, international relations, philosophy, and political science. Scholars, practitioners and advanced international law students are welcomed to submit abstracts until 15 July 2017. On this occasion, only abstracts in Spanish will be considered. Further details of the symposium and guidelines for submissions can be found here.

6. BIICL Vacancy for a Research Fellow on International Law of Territorial Disputes. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is recruiting for a Research Fellow on International Law of Territorial Disputes. For further information, see here.

7. Call for Papers: Utrecht Journal of International and European Law. The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law (UJIEL), is issuing a Call for Papers to be published in its forthcoming Special Issue on European Law (February 2018). The Board of Editors invites proposals from research institutes and projects who wish to showcase the work of their researchers in an Open Access Special Issue. Institutes and projects seeking collaboration are invited to email us at utrechtjournal {at} urios(.)org. For further information please see here. The deadline for Submissions is 25 August 2017. The UJIEL  is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, biannual law journal of Urios, the Utrecht Association for International and European Law. Our latest special issue was prepared in co-operation with The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), a global pro bono law firm and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

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